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Effective Homeopathic Medicines for Ptosis

What is ptosis?

Drooping of the upper eyelids is known as ptosis. Ptosis is not a disease, but a symptom arising from various conditions. Ptosis can be one sided (unilateral) or affect both sides (bilateral). Ptosis can be congenital (one can be born with ptosis) or acquired (ptosis develops later in life). Ptosis arises mainly from one of the three reasons that include – weakness of muscles involved in raising the eyelid, damage to the nerve that supplies eyelid muscles or swelling of the lid. Levator palpebrae superioris and superior tarsal are the two muscles weakness in which causes ptosis. Nerve damage affects the oculomotor nerve. If not treated well in time, ptosis may lead to amblyopia (lazy eye) or astigmatism.

Types of ptosis

The major types of ptosis include – myogenic ptosis, neurogenic ptosis, aponeurotic ptosis, mechanical ptosis, traumatic ptosis and neurotoxic ptosis.

Myogenic ptosis arises from muscle weakness from a systemic disorder. The main causes of myogenic ptosis are myasthenia gravis, myotonic dystrophy, and oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy.

Neurogenic ptosis arises from a problem in the nerve pathway controlling movement of the eyelid muscles. The major causes for neurogenic ptosis include oculomotor nerve palsy and Horner’s syndrome.

Aponeurotic ptosis, also known as senile ptosis, is majorly seen in elderly people from overstretching of eyelid muscle.

Mechanical ptosis arises from edema or tumor of the upper eyelid.

Traumatic ptosis arises from trauma to the eyelid.

Neurotoxic ptosis is mainly caused by snake bites including cobra, kraits and taipans. Neurotoxic ptosis is a medical emergency.

Homeopathic treatment of ptosis

Ptosis can be treated wonderfully well with Homeopathic medicines. However, the prescription varies. The ideal Homeopathic medicine is selected as per the individual symptom presentation. To what extent Homeopathic medicines can bring improvement in ptosis cases depends upon various factors. The duration of ptosis, intensity of ptosis (mild, moderate or severe degree) and the body’s individual response to Homeopathic medicines decide the extent of improvement achieved. Homeopathic medicines treat ptosis by strengthening the muscles of the eyelids. Some prominent Homeopathic medicines for ptosis include Alumina, Rhus Tox, Kali Phosphoricum, Plumbum Metallicum, Causticum, Gelsemium sempervirens and Ledum Palustre.

Among these, Alumina and Rhus Tox are well indicated for right-sided ptosis. Homeopathic medicine Kali Phosphoricum and Plumbum Metallicum are excellent for ptosis of left side. Homeopathic medicine Causticum works well for ptosis arising on either side. Gelsemium Sempervirens is the ideal choice of Homeopathic medicine for ptosis from resulting from exhaustion. Last but not the least, Homeopathic medicine Ledum Palustre serves best in treating ptosis arising after injury.

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  1. Rahul Singh says:

    I have ptosis in my left eye from birth i operated it two years ago but it not succeed my age is 18 years help me and give best treatment

  2. Monika dubey says:

    Sir, I have right sided congenital ptosis… 1 yr before I was operated for it, but results of operation are not good… Ptosis is moderate in intensity.. It’s about 2mm difference.. My age is 25 yrs… I have completed my mbbs.. Sir kindly help and give best treatment.. Thanks

  3. Madan pal singh says:

    My son is born with left eye ptosis that is unable to lift eye lid. Eye vision is good. Initially my son fallen from cot and got injury at head top soft part which was swelled. After that after one my son got seizure disorder and treated on allopathic for 12 years. No release than treated on ayurvadic medicine. Now he is free from seizure eye lid remain drooping. Plz suggest.

  4. Krishna singh says:

    51 age wife and she is sugar patient. After fever she’s right upper eyelid not proper work. She’s eye cornia some shifted.

    Pl. Advice medicines

  5. Renata says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,

    I developed ptosis on my left eye after going though bell palsy. I had Guillain-Barré syndrome about two and a half years ago and the ptosis resulted from that. I was hoping you could give me some advice on which homeopathic medication I could try to help me with this matter.

    Kind regards,

  6. Manjula Agarwal says:

    My mother is suffering from drooping of eyes from 2_3years.Her age is 74. At night she is not able to open. Both the eyes underwent cataract surgery. There is no problem in the vision but not able to open her eyes. Now even during day she is facing this problem.

  7. Julie weaver says:

    I have traumatic ptosis after eyelid surgery for now four years it gets worst at night. I have dry eye I’m now using Manuka honey eye drops Is there any thing you can recommend

  8. ai am 29 years old and my eye is very small ,i treat my eye through surgery in 12 years old but not success, so please suggest me better medicine

  9. Anne Lawless says:


    I would like to know if you have any remedies for multi sclerosis in homeopathy?

    Thank you
    Best regards

  10. Mukhtar Ahmed says:

    Left eye lid drooping feeling of eye becoming a diabetic patient plz prescribe medications my age is 67yrs.

  11. Mahesh lohar says:

    I have ratina detechment in right eye due to premature born and also ptosis in right eye and redness is occur in right eye in sunlight.i know that the ratina detechment is not curable but I want to cure my eye lead ptosis and sunlight redness and burning. My left eye is normal only the problem is in right eye. Sir so please suggest me it is curable or not if curable then what is procedure of treatment.

  12. Doctor Sahib,

    My close friend has developed ptosis since 2 year back in left side at age 46 male. What is treatment in homeopath? At present taking Ayurveda treatment but no relief.

  13. Hi Sir,

    I am facing ptosis problem in left eye from around 1.5 years and it causes heaviness in my left eye maily in early rise from bed. Some times it causes minor head ache too.

    Can you please provide medicine to its cure. I am eagerly waiting for the your response.

    • My daughter was born with congenital ptosis of the right eye. Her droop was affecting her vision hence a sling surgery was performed when she was 9months. Now at 2yrs and 6 mnths her vision is not obstructed and her vision is fine. I would like to take help of homeopathy to help strengthen her levator muscle. She has taken homeopathy in the past for this as well as for increasing her immunity.. we noticed a great improvement in her lid. But I was not happy with the service provided from the earlier doctor.
      Please help me know if you can suggest any medicine for this and the dosage for the same

  14. D B GODBOLE says:

    Hello Dr.Sharma,
    I am 69 Yrs old and met with an auto accident at Nagpur on 03-12-2017 and was admitted to an Hospital for 12 days out of which I was in ICU for 3 days.I am diabetic.I was unconscious from LI scalp & CLW upper left orbital area & swelling.I was discharged and i went to Shankar Netralaya Chennai and they had a thorough checkup of the closed drooping of the upper eyelid of the left eye.My right eye is fine and i am able to see.As per their advise i had an MRI Scan of the head injury.Humphrey Visual field test.Perimerily both eyes normal left eye fixation loss +MRI brain and orbit difuse cerebral and cerebellar atrophy thinned out left extra ocular movements supplied by 3rd nerve.The consultant Doctor advised me to take rest.The upper eye eye lid will automatically open within 4-6 months.
    I came across your article about Homeopathic medicines regarding strenthening of the eye muscles of the left eye lid. Kindly advise me what Homeopathic medicine I should i take?

  15. Raushan Kumar Daradh says:

    Respected Sir , My mother is suffering from headache with right ptosis with right 3,4,6 nerve palsy , hypertension , aneurysm from cavernous segment of right ICA with mass effect on right medial temporal lobe . Kindly give advice for her treatment .

  16. Raushan Kumar Daradh says:

    Respected Sir , My mother is suffering from headache with right ptosis with right 3,4,6 nerve , hypertension , aneurysm from cavernous segment of right ICA with mass effect on right medial temporal lobe . Kindly give advice for her treatment .

  17. Deanie Simmons says:

    Hi Dr Sharma. I have had an eye condition that doctors have never been able to diagnose or treat. 38 years ago when I was 21 my eyes started spasming all the time, especially when I was using them to focus for work. It’s been a chronic thing. I get pulling sensations like the eyelids are being pulled open wider. I feel like they want to pop out and they feel very exhausted. About 25 years ago during a spasming session the right one stopped. Never again to this day did it spasm, however the lid drooped and left me me a ptosis. I don’t want to have surgery and don’t know if the ptosis is weakness or a muscle detachment. I can see out of it. It’s getting more noticeable though. I am 59 now. So my left eye still spasms opening wide at the same time the right one is weak and tired. Can you recommend something to help both? I believe it’s some sort of nerve disorder. I try very hard with my diet and supplements. No caffeine, alcohol, vegan diet, magnesium, b12 etc. Thank you

  18. Hi Dr. Sharma, I have ptosis on the left upper lid. I bought causticum 6c last night, will try for a bit, but I also bought the Gelsemium Sempervirens 30c….. is 30c too high? If no, is it 5 pellets/3x day? Is it okay to take them if you’ve just eaten?? THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Very nice and informative comments and treatment for ptosis. Thanks Dr, Sharma. jh sayyar

  20. My son is 16 months old and has ptosis in his right eye he was born with it. I am wondering if there is anything I can do I am currently going to a pediatric optomoligest and we are doing a patch on the left eye for an hour a day to help strengthen it. Any ideas or suggestions would be so helpful or if you know of any doctors in Utah we could go to! Thank you

  21. I have ptosis on my left eyelid since 2 years. Can you please prescribe me some homeopathic medicines? Thank you.

  22. Mahesh lohar says:

    I have right side ptosis and my homeopethic treatment is continuing but I didn’t get any major changes to my ptosis.

    • Anne-Marie says:

      Hello Doctor
      I had earley Nov 2017 a fat grafting under the eyes with lower blepharoplasty. I had a second surgery to release some of the skin of the side of the eyes as the eyes were not closing.
      The second surgery seemed to be well from 2 Dec to 13 Dec, as on 14 Dec when I got up, again the left eye started to tear like a fountain, may be created by too much fat/ weight under the eye.. but why now again as it stopped between 2 and 13, and again the left eye does not close when it closed between 2 and 13 Dec (2 dec = second surgery).
      I am at loss, I had the surgeries in Thailand and the doctor does not want to cooperate.
      Both eyes are red.

      I thank you very very much for your assistance, Anne-Marie

    • From when and where are you taking homiopathic medicine for ptosis?

  23. Abhishek kumar says:

    My sister is 17 years old and she is suffering ptosis in her right eye for last 2 years. Please suggest me best.

  24. hitesh rajput says:

    Hi..Dr. sharma protosis right side in eye of my friend so please tell me best treat of this disease. ..

  25. Hello Dr. Sharma,

    I have had third nerve palsy or neurogenic ptosis since I was young. I was born with it. I have had 3 surgeries all of which didn’t help any. I have had therapy, eye patch, anything you can think of. My left eye is normal, but my right eye always drops. I have been trying exercises. I just want my eyes straight. My grandmother is deaf, and my mom said I got it from his side of the family and it skipped a generation over to me. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you

  26. My daughter is 1 year 7 months old and has ptosis in her left eye from last 2 months Is there any medicine to cure it earliest possible ?

  27. Hello Doctor,
    Does homeopathy work for congenital ptosis? My son was born with ptosis and is now 2 years of age. His pediatric ophthalmologist wants to operate since it’s causing astigmatism. We are trying to seek other alternatives instead. Thank you for your reply.

  28. M.K. Shrivastava says:

    A woman relative, of about 45 yrs old had ptosis of both the eye lids. She underwent surgery of both the eyes at the age of about 14years and lost the eye sights of both the eyes completely. My question is , can her eye-sights be restored with the hall of homeopathic remedies now. If afermative, what medicines are to be administered?

    • Suryanarayana says:

      I am Suryanarayana from Vijayawada, India suffering from ptosis for right eye. My fundus and retina and pressure in the right eye are normal. My brain MRI reveals small vessel occult disease involving pons.please help me which homeopathy is suitable for right eye. At present I am using Gelsium 30 pills.

  29. Trilok Sharma says:

    Hello Dr . Sharma,

    My Mother, Age 68 is having issue with Eyelid. People say “Ptosis or Blepharoptosis” but i am not sure with the name of Disease so describing you the symptoms.

    As of now Eyelid issue occur in any one of the eyes. Some time it is in Right eyes and sometime it is in left eyes but as of now not in both eyes.
    Button of eyes is having swelling as well.

    She is facing this issue from March 2017 , and May and June 2017 She had done successfully Cataract operation after cataract OT her distance vision is good and near vision she is using glasses.

    We consult with Eye Hospital Doctor and they said like Eyes is absolutely Ok, Might be it is a neural issue so we should consult with neurology doctor.

    Please help us!!!


  30. Swagata Dutta Pattanayak says:

    Hi doctor
    I am suffering from ptosis post a RTA which occurred four years back how can I get rid of it or which medicine can help me

  31. P K Sengupta says:

    I am suffering from miojenic ptosis . Pl tell me medicine .

  32. I am suffering from left eye 32 yrs and in what potency can i use these meds for treatment.i suffer from no other illness and it due to stress and tension I think i have developed this problem

  33. Dwipayan Biswas says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,
    I think I am suffering from ptosis in left eye more and in right eye a little bit less.After rising from sleep I can not open my eye lids naturally and requires the help fingers. I am 65 yrs. Suffering from last one yrs.Other problems are prostate enlargement, piles, and eczema in fingers. Kindly suggest.

    From: Dwipayan Biswas

  34. Shailendra Kr says:

    My daughter is 5 years old now, she has born with left eye ptosis. I have consulted local opthalmologists and Shankar Netralaya, Kolkata also. They said it is mild so it may improve at the age of 10 or 12 otherwise it will be operated. No doubt condition is improving but still a bit left and i find improvement is stopped now.
    Please tell me is there any scope to improve completely with Homeopathic medicine? If yes, please tell me the name of medicine and dose also.

    Thanks & Regards
    Shailendra Kr
    Mob No 8986872770

  35. Nemichand Jain says:

    I am 76 years old having Glucoma problem.I am using regularly eye drops for Glucoma. I am having problem of drooping eye lid of right side eye.I am having hypertension also for the last forty years and taking medicines regularly.Kindly advice about suitable homeopathy medicine for drooping eye lide of right side.

  36. manoj sharma says:

    Dr sharma
    kindly suggest me a homeopathic medicine for ptosis of left eyelid. I got operated in 1997 but it didn’t cure. Then i left my hope of its cure.
    but now i m a little bit interested in trying to cure it.

  37. Lata Saxena says:

    It is happening with me Doctor on the right side. I have taken Homeopathic prescription but I haven’t seen any visible improvement. Suggest me what should I do now?

  38. H Abdul says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,

    I’m 39 years old, and I believe that I have Ptosis. It’s been going on for the past 8 months. I sought treatment with 4 doctors thus far, not for Ptosis but for whatever they thought is going on, and each had a different opinion and agenda. At this point this is my last hope.

    Based on the reading that I’ve done regarding my issue with my left eye droopy lid it seems to me that I have Ptosis.

    I just started a B12, Folic Acid, Chamomile Tea in hopes of improving my condition.

    Please let me know what else can be done.

    Thank you.

  39. aslamualikum mari age 20 h r muja right eye p ptosis disease h muja mdcn btae r use b sir muja apna whtsapp nbr b da

  40. aslamualikum mari age 20 h r muja right eye p ptosis disease h muja mdcn btae r use b

  41. Hi I have got 6gm of thus too and alumina- can i take them together? I ordered the medication only. My ptosis has gradually happened over the last two years. I didnt notice it until recently. Im getting married in august and really want level eyes before then!

  42. Hello,

    I have traumatic ptosis that began 4 months ago due to a cosmetic procedure. How can I use Ledum Palustre to treat this? Should it be ingested or applied directly?

    Thank You

    • Respected Sir,
      i am 36 years old and have left eye ptosis. the eyelid does not fold in as much as the right eyelid. Further to your article above, please let me know if the condition can be treated by the medicines stated above. also, i gather that your clinic is in Chandigarh. Can medicines be sent to Bangalore? Could you kindly mail me with advice and treament details.

    • Dwipayan Biswas says:

      I am suffering from upper lid opening after sleep , at left side more and right side a bit less. This is so for last one year
      I am 65 years old male person. Please suggest proper treatment.

  43. manisha patnaik says:

    Respected Sir
    I have drooping eyelids since childhood. My eyelids droop on constant staring, on getting tired or on feeling sleepy. It droops more in the second half of the day. This condition has worsened progressively in the last 4 years. Please help me. I am a 31 year old female.

  44. Hi

    My daughter is 3.5 months old and has dropping eye lid on her left eye how can I help her retain normal eye without surgery and at what age can I start treatment for her

  45. I am 17 and i have ptosis in left eye since birth.

  46. krishnan says:

    dear dr
    what would be medicine n doses,for left eye congential ptosis child 1 year 3months,boy?
    from birth he had ptosis

  47. My son has tosis.he is two months old.we are able to se ptosis on my son from there any natural way to take treatment for there any age restrition there for treatment.

  48. Rajan Mandal says:

    I have left side ptosis.
    Can i get medicine in kolkata

  49. Hello Dr. Please anawer my daughter is of 8yr and 5months .she is suffering fromdrooping eye by birth.her right eye look little bit smallwe than the left. Please suggest what should I do. I have gone to the Dr. For this reason and he told that she issuffering from severe right eye astigmatism. My heart is breaking day by day. Please suggest something if anything can be done

  50. ruby verma says:

    My daughter had a squint in her right eye due to chicken pox at the age of one and a half year she had a squint surgery afterwards but now her eye lid does not open properly ie third nerve palsy please advise me what to do

  51. Sunita singh says:

    sir my 36 years wife sunita singh suffering from Third narve palsy. left eye effected with low vision. he recive mithyel prednisolone injection afther found eye vision is very good.some arise repeat same problem in same eye. ophathalmologist reffer to Neurologist. Neurologist say to me that cause is unknown of this problem. because Patient’s is normal, Narve counduction Study is Normal, no daibetic,CBC ESR normal,R fector normal. please tell me what is treatable with honeopathy

  52. Hello. I am 18 yr old and have a drooping eyelid in the right eye. Also my eyebrow have got raised a little. Meaning to say my eyes are getting unsymmetrical. I have been suffering since when i was 15 yrs old but now its more visible. I took causticum 30 and gelsemium 30 and presently taking the 200. Suggest if there is any better cure


    My wife Naina Malhotra age 68 years has started showing drooping of the right eyelid. This problem could have been there for the last few months but has become noticeable only lately. The eyelid drooping is less in the morning and after rest and more pronounced when she is outdoor in the sunlight.
    She is having medicine for diabetes (Gluformin 500 one tablet daily) along with vitamans for the eyes and general health.
    We look forward to your advice to cure her present condition.

  54. madhur arora says:

    Dear sir, my father is not able to open his eyes. Doctors saying this is all because of dryness in eyes ,he is taking treatment for dryness from last one year, but still not able to open his eyes. I guess it’s a problem of ptosis as per my study on internet. He have a major problem of dropping upper eyelids. Please tell us treatment.

    • Ashok kumar Satapathy says:

      Dear Sir,
      My mother aged about 52 years of age suffered from paralysis of left side of face on 12th July 2016. Immedietly we consulted Homeopathic Doctor who prescribed Causticum30,200, Gelsmium 30,Kali phos6x, Raulvolia serpQ,passiflora IncarnataQ,Belladona 1m.

      Now after 8 months of taking medicines it is partially cured. At first the left eye was remaining always open but now the eyes getting closed when eating or drinking water. She is feeling as if the eye is swollen and the eye is getting closed.

      Please advice what to do?

      Ashok Kumar satapathy,Lucknow

  55. My child age 4 year.due to forceps delivery of wife my child affected third nerve palsy by birth in right eye also suffered from ptosis. His eyes vision is right eye squint also measured. Now what is best treatment in homeopath IC.

  56. Will it work for congenital ptosis?

  57. madhukar saxena says:

    Eyelids of both the eyes have dropped & remain flat for last five years. Difficulty in swallowing is thete for one year


    Dear Dr.Sharma,
    Re.: Ptosis of Right eye (medium affected)- Pl prescribe what dozes & how it should be taken of Alumina & Rhus Tox.
    PTOSIS had initially occurred around 12 years before & subsided with Homeopathy medicine (name of medicine is not known & Doctor concerned is not in contact). Now it has relapsed again for last around three months.

  59. Daphne Kinskie says:

    HI. I somehow came across your pin on Pinterest while I was looking at quilt stars.
    So, I’m so happy to meet you. I’m 62, 5’5″, 149lbs. Love natural remedies. Take lots of good vitamins, fish oils etc. I have an issue that makes me feel so ashamed and humiliated. I’m losing my hair. I wear a wig now. I had my ovaries removed during my hysterectomy in my mid 40,s. Just because. I’m not sure if that’s the reason or if it’s my thyroid.

  60. Gwen Smith says:

    Dear Dr Sharma
    My dog is a rescue dog now 2 years old. Came with diarhoea roundworm giardia parasite and campylobacter. Got those sorted and last xmas started loosing pigmentation on his nose. The vet was not concerned. In January my older dog was euthanased due to cancer in his shoulder and nothing could be done. I wondered if the young dog knew what was happening and grieving for his friend. In September the young dog had his testes removed and two dew claws, also the vet biopsied his nose as it was swollen. The result was a stapphyloccus infection, pyoderma consistent with discoid lupus. He had 3 weeks of antibiotics and she wants to use a steroid cream on his nose which will not sort the problem and I dont want him to have it. I have him on Stapphyloccus 200.

    My 10yr old pony has been misdiagnosed since birth. Another rescue. The vets said it was sweet itch, but never responded to treatment. His coat is always thick and I clip him out. He started with crusty lumps along his mane and neck. Over the years they have come out in different parts of his body and ofcourse insects made a beeline for him. His liver enzymes have been raised. and over two summers his blood results were 300 for equine metabolic disease. He was put on metformin powder which in my opinion have done nothing for him. The crusty lumps, sores, infected covered the size of my hand at the top of his tail. Antibiotics were useless. A biopsy found a stapphyloccous bacteria resistant to 8-10 nantibiotics. He was put on antibiotics for weeks, his raw tail treated with sterile manuka honey, and I have used allicin gel from garlic, and iodine. I have taken him off the metformin once again. He was eating nettles and calendula flowers . I now pick a bucketful, make a tea and he also eats the cooked greens. I started doing this after he seemed to swell up around the abdomen and had difficulty passing water. I gave him Apis and The herbal tea. We have resolved that. My pony wanted Thuja, so he is on that and stapphyloccus 200 daily. If he doesnt get it for a few days the ears swell get hot and the crusty lumps appear. While away for 5 days I have come home to find the crust lumps in his ears, neck and a 1 1/2 ” swelling and 2 or 3 crusty tops on his under belly forward of his sheath. He has been rubbing to release the discomfort. His eyes become glassy. I have given him sulphur 30. I would be obliged if you could give me advice to clear these horrible conditions, my knowledge has come from reading books and such reports as yours. My animals do not respond much to allopathic medicne but willingly take natural herbs and homeopathy.
    I also have my father with pemphygoid Bullous, but thats another story if you are interested.
    In gratitude
    Gwen Smith

  61. s.jayachandran says:

    causticum and plumbum are work well in ptosis in my practice. thank you.

  62. Dear Doctor my father age 75 get brain stroke and right side paralysis. Can you please suggest any homeopathy medicine for him as his right hand is have swelling on fingers area. Hand is not working still and facial paralysis is also there. He can’t speak also. Please suggest any medicine forr him.

  63. Rajesh kumar lal says:

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  64. Muzzamil Khan says:

    very useful information. Thank u Dr Sharma.

    • Rima Bhattacharyya says:

      Dear Sir,
      I am31 yrs and I have ptosis in right eye since birth. it was operated three times. it does not move properly


      • Thomas Mathew says:

        I have ptosis due to a chromosomal disorder, which is diagnosed after a biopsy and examination of the cells by an electronic microscope.It is said to be a genetic disorder. The allopathic doctors have declared that there is no medicine for it and Ayurvedic treatment had no effect. I went to a homeopath, who has prescribed BTI (1-0-1) and FP6x(1/2-0-1/2, which I am taking for the last two weeks, and no improvement is seen. What do you advice?

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